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海流の中の島々 (オリジナル盤)
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

価格(税込): ¥3,663

レーベル: FSM
品番: FSM-VOL12-NO20
発売日:
フォーマット: 1CD

ジェリー・ゴールドスミス自身、お気に入りの1作。ついに、当時録音された映画使用版のオリジナル・サウンドトラックが世界初リリース!INTRADAから既発売のCDは、アルバムの為に演奏された新録音盤でしたので、オリジナル・サウンドトラックは、今回初のお目見えとなります。5000枚限定盤。

第二次大戦初頭のバハマを舞台に、絵を捨て彫刻家として暮らす初老の男の人生観を描いたヘミングウェイ作品の映画化。バカンスにやって来た三人の幼い息子たちとの交流(THE BOYS)、別れた最初の妻の突然の訪問(THE WOMAN)、ユダヤ人密航者の救出(THE JOURNEY)の三章から成っている。1977年米。

The work of Ernest Hemingway has inspired many great films and scores: Victor Young’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, Dimitri Tiomkin’s The Old Man and the Sea and Bernard Herrmann’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro?to name just a few. Now comes a more recent work by a titan of the Silver Age, Jerry Goldsmith, and it is one of the finest scores in his entire career: Islands in the Stream (1976).

Islands in the Stream starred George C. Scott as a Hemingway-like character living on a Caribbean island, and remains one of the most moving portraits of the Hemingway mystique put on screen. The semi-autobiographical novel (published posthumously in 1970) was directed for Paramount Pictures by Franklin Schaffner, perhaps Goldsmith’s most fruitful cinematic collaborator (Planet of the Apes, Patton, Papillon). The composer was enormously fond of the project and spoke of it often as the favorite score of all his work.

The score is based on a sublime main theme subjected to countless variations throughout the film, making it seem as universal and all-embracing as the sea itself. Secondary material runs the gamut from bits of Caribbean color to two powerful action sequences, but the musical highlight may be the 12-minute-long sequence, “The Marlin,” in which Goldsmith creates a virtual tone poem that gets to the heart of George C. Scott’s Hemingway-like main character and his moving relationship with his three sons.

Unreleased at the time of the film, the score was re-recorded by Goldsmith for Intrada Records in 1986 (during the scoring sessions in Hungary for Schaffner’s Lionheart); all previous CDs feature the 1986 re-recording. FSM’s CD premieres the original soundtrack as recorded for the film itself in 1976 on the Paramount Pictures scoring stage with a 64-piece orchestra. (The “boat chase” music not included on the Intrada recording makes its debut here.)

Bruce Kimmel of Kritzerland Records supplied his personal ?' stereo tape copy for this CD of the original music masters (which are now apparently lost), made when he was hoping to release an album on the Varese Sarabande label in the late 1970s. The recording has been lovingly mastered by Bruce Botnick, Goldsmith’s longtime engineer after they worked together on 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

The booklet includes a brief note from Botnick, plus the usual in-depth FSM background essay and detailed track commentary by Jeff Bond and Alexander Kaplan. Islands in the Stream is Jerry Goldsmith at the very height of his powers?a classic of film scoring that, once heard, cannot be forgotten.
*FILM SCORE MONTHLYより抜粋

トラックリスト

1. Main Title 3:19
2. The Boys Arrive 3:02
3. Pillow Fight 1:12
4. Is Ten Too Old? 4:09
5. Night Attack 3:22
6. The Marlin 11:54
7. The Boys Leave 2:53
8. The Letter 3:28
9. How Long Can You Stay 3:10
10. I Can’t Have Him 2:44
11. The Refugees 4:27
12. Eddie’s Death 4:39
13. It Is All True 5:18

Total Time: 53:17